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Isaac Boleslavsky vs Grigory Ionovich Ravinsky
"Bo Knows Chess" (game of the day Jun-24-2004)
Leningrad (1949)
Sicilian Defense: Canal Attack. Main Line (B52)  ·  1-0



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  Chessical: An elegant attacking game from Boleslavsky.

He wrote about <8...e5> "This move is incorrect from a positional point of view. Upon the presence of the black squared Bishops he should endeavour to put the pawns on the White squares. Correct was e6 and then d5".

Boleslavsky recommended <9...a6> 10.Bb2 Nf6 11.Qe2 Nxd4 12.Nxd4 exd4 13.Bxd4 Be7 14.Nc3 0-0.

Please note that in his "Selected Games" that Black did not resign at this point, but played on (with <Qe7>) to move 43

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  Honza Cervenka: <Chessical> Can you post here the rest of gamescore? I tried to find it in the's database, but this game seems to be missing there.

By the way, there were three other Boleslavsky-Ravinsky games, which are missing here and so I have submitted them to

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  kevin86: Black is a knight ahead,but will soon have his game smashed to bits.
Jun-24-04  Dillinger: ...Qe7
25. exf6 gxf6
26. Rb1 Qe5
27. Qb7 Rg8
28. Qxh7 Rg7
29. Qh8+ Rg8
30. Qh7 Rg7
31. Qh8+ Rg8
32. Qh6+ Rg7
33. g3 Kg8
34. Rd1 Qe7
35. Qf4 Rf7
36. Rd5 Qc7
37. Qc4 Kg7
38. Rxc5 Qd7
39. Rd5 Qh3
40. Rd4 Qf5
41. Rg4+ Kf8
42. Qb4+ Re7
43. Qb8+
Premium Chessgames Member Thanks Dillinger, we added those moves to the game. What is the source?
Jun-24-04  MatrixManNe0: 19. Rxd4!

I love sacrifices.

Jun-24-04  Brian Watson: I liked 24.Rd1, so that after e x Nf6 black is obliged to reply gf instead of Q x f6.
Jun-24-04  Dillinger: sorry, i got the moves off
Jun-24-04  Zembla: Hard to believe that after that great 19th move the game didn't end sooner. Ravinsky could've held out even longer than he did.
Jun-24-04  Zembla: <Brian Watson> You're right, I didn't appreciate the finesse of white's 24th move. It breaks up black's pawns to give white an extra endgame edge. Qxf6 of course invites a devastating rook check.
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